Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Discussion > 2nd Gen. Tacomas

Notices

Lubricating drive shaft or propeller on 2006 4x4 Tacoma's...

Reply
 
Referenced Products Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-18-2008, 06:05 PM   #1
DeeKay21 [OP] DeeKay21 is offline
Lieutenant Dan.
DeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
DeeKay21's Avatar
Firefighter: Lieutenant
Joined: Nov 2008, #10651
Location: Nevada/Utah
Gender: Guy
Posts: 13,975
DeeKay21's Tacoma Gallery
Question Lubricating drive shaft or propeller on 2006 4x4 Tacoma's...

Hey does anyone know how to lubricate the drive shaft/propeller shaft for 2006, 4x4 Tacoma's or if it can even be done?
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2008, 06:07 PM   #2
With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine.
chris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
chris4x4's Avatar
Name: FlimFlubberJAM
Joined: May 2008, #6497
Location: Tenoe, AZ
Gender: Male
Posts: 98,994
chris4x4's Tacoma Gallery
Have you looked under yours to see if there are any grease zerks?
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2008, 06:14 PM   #3
DeeKay21 [OP] DeeKay21 is offline
Lieutenant Dan.
DeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
DeeKay21's Avatar
Firefighter: Lieutenant
Joined: Nov 2008, #10651
Location: Nevada/Utah
Gender: Guy
Posts: 13,975
DeeKay21's Tacoma Gallery
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by chris4x4 View Post
Have you looked under yours to see if there are any grease zerks?
Yeah but I wasn't sure if it was it. Let me go take a pic for you chris. Hey remember, I'm not a mechanic like you! Haha!!!
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2008, 06:15 PM   #4
With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine.
chris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
chris4x4's Avatar
Name: FlimFlubberJAM
Joined: May 2008, #6497
Location: Tenoe, AZ
Gender: Male
Posts: 98,994
chris4x4's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by WW_FIREFIGHTER View Post
Yeah but I wasn't sure if it was it. Let me go take a pic for you chris. Hey remember, I'm not a mechanic like you! Haha!!!
Look for them around the "U" juints.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2008, 06:27 PM   #5
DeeKay21 [OP] DeeKay21 is offline
Lieutenant Dan.
DeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
DeeKay21's Avatar
Firefighter: Lieutenant
Joined: Nov 2008, #10651
Location: Nevada/Utah
Gender: Guy
Posts: 13,975
DeeKay21's Tacoma Gallery

Are those the grease zerks?
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2008, 06:44 PM   #6
Member
ofrd4fun is on a distinguished road
Joined: Jun 2007, #1908
Location: Vancouver BC
Gender: Guy
Posts: 85
ofrd4fun's Tacoma Gallery
Once a year I grease the part I think you're talking about! Just to the rear of the carrier bearing on the drive shaft is a rubber bellows that protects a splined slip joint that allows the drive shaft to "shorten" as the rear axle travels up. Block the wheels so the truck won't roll!!!!! I removed the factory clamp at the front of the boot and removed the 4 bolts that hold the end of the drive shaft to the differential. You might need a mallet to knock the drive shaft loose. Put some kind of marks on both sides of this splined joint. It's important to keep all those u-joints in phase. Lower the driveshaft to the ground and carefully slide the joint apart. Regrease the splines and slide back together. Re-torque the bolts at the rear diff. I replaced the factory clamp on the rubber boot with a S.S. hoseclamp and added another one just on front with the screw portion 180 degrees from the first to kinda "balance" things out.
While you're under there you may as well grease the zerks on the u-joints front and rear.
It probably sounds more complicated than it is. I thinks it's about a 1/2 an hour to do everything listed above.

Cheers
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2008, 07:07 PM   #7
Senior Member
sonjay is just really nicesonjay is just really nicesonjay is just really nicesonjay is just really nice
 
sonjay's Avatar
Joined: Oct 2008, #9834
Location: Vancouver Island
Gender: Male
Posts: 701
sonjay's Tacoma Gallery
WW FireFighter, those indeed are zerk fittings, and you can pump grease into them! Clean them off tho so you don't pump dirt in. Should be done every service. There is also some on the front drive shaft, they are inside and somewhat difficult to get to. Pump until you hear/see grease come out. couple pumps is usually all thats needed.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2008, 07:31 PM   #8
DeeKay21 [OP] DeeKay21 is offline
Lieutenant Dan.
DeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
DeeKay21's Avatar
Firefighter: Lieutenant
Joined: Nov 2008, #10651
Location: Nevada/Utah
Gender: Guy
Posts: 13,975
DeeKay21's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by sonjay View Post
WW FireFighter, those indeed are zerk fittings, and you can pump grease into them! Clean them off tho so you don't pump dirt in. Should be done every service. There is also some on the front drive shaft, they are inside and somewhat difficult to get to. Pump until you hear/see grease come out. couple pumps is usually all thats needed.
Yeah on those pictures the very top picture is the bottom front of the truck, 2nd picture is the bottom middle of the truck and the last picture is the bottom rear of the truck. There's only one zerk fitting per propeller shaft. If that's even what its called! Haha!
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2008, 07:36 PM   #9
DeeKay21 [OP] DeeKay21 is offline
Lieutenant Dan.
DeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
DeeKay21's Avatar
Firefighter: Lieutenant
Joined: Nov 2008, #10651
Location: Nevada/Utah
Gender: Guy
Posts: 13,975
DeeKay21's Tacoma Gallery
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by ofrd4fun View Post
Once a year I grease the part I think you're talking about! Just to the rear of the carrier bearing on the drive shaft is a rubber bellows that protects a splined slip joint that allows the drive shaft to "shorten" as the rear axle travels up. Block the wheels so the truck won't roll!!!!! I removed the factory clamp at the front of the boot and removed the 4 bolts that hold the end of the drive shaft to the differential. You might need a mallet to knock the drive shaft loose. Put some kind of marks on both sides of this splined joint. It's important to keep all those u-joints in phase. Lower the driveshaft to the ground and carefully slide the joint apart. Regrease the splines and slide back together. Re-torque the bolts at the rear diff. I replaced the factory clamp on the rubber boot with a S.S. hoseclamp and added another one just on front with the screw portion 180 degrees from the first to kinda "balance" things out.
While you're under there you may as well grease the zerks on the u-joints front and rear.
It probably sounds more complicated than it is. I thinks it's about a 1/2 an hour to do everything listed above.

Cheers
Jeez that was a lot more then i was looking for but thanks!!! I'm just going by my Tacoma maintenance book that came with the truck. I missed my 18 months or 15,000 miles servicing. I always do the oil chages and tire rotations on time but if you look at the booklet, it has "lubricate propeller shaft and to re-torque the bolts." That's the only thing I missed. But I think both you and sonjay are right. I think all I have to do is grease up those U-joints. That's what they are right, in those pictures I have? Those are the U-joints right?
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2008, 07:40 PM   #10
Member
ofrd4fun is on a distinguished road
Joined: Jun 2007, #1908
Location: Vancouver BC
Gender: Guy
Posts: 85
ofrd4fun's Tacoma Gallery
Yes, those are the ones.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2008, 07:46 PM   #11
DeeKay21 [OP] DeeKay21 is offline
Lieutenant Dan.
DeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
DeeKay21's Avatar
Firefighter: Lieutenant
Joined: Nov 2008, #10651
Location: Nevada/Utah
Gender: Guy
Posts: 13,975
DeeKay21's Tacoma Gallery
Question

Quote:
Originally Posted by ofrd4fun View Post
Yes, those are the ones.
Now I'm going to buy a grease gun here pretty soon. Are the zerk fittings a universal fitting for grease guns?
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2008, 07:52 PM   #12
With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine.
chris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
chris4x4's Avatar
Name: FlimFlubberJAM
Joined: May 2008, #6497
Location: Tenoe, AZ
Gender: Male
Posts: 98,994
chris4x4's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by WW_FIREFIGHTER View Post
Now I'm going to buy a grease gun here pretty soon. Are the zerk fittings a universal fitting for grease guns?
They should be. I think there are only 2 sizes (correct me if Im wrong), and the Tacoma has the larger one.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2008, 08:12 PM   #13
Senior Member
sonjay is just really nicesonjay is just really nicesonjay is just really nicesonjay is just really nice
 
sonjay's Avatar
Joined: Oct 2008, #9834
Location: Vancouver Island
Gender: Male
Posts: 701
sonjay's Tacoma Gallery
I'm pretty sure its the larger one. I like the grease guns with a pistol grip I think there called. one handed operation.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2008, 08:52 PM   #14
DeeKay21 [OP] DeeKay21 is offline
Lieutenant Dan.
DeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
DeeKay21's Avatar
Firefighter: Lieutenant
Joined: Nov 2008, #10651
Location: Nevada/Utah
Gender: Guy
Posts: 13,975
DeeKay21's Tacoma Gallery
Question

Quote:
Originally Posted by sonjay View Post
I'm pretty sure its the larger one. I like the grease guns with a pistol grip I think there called. one handed operation.
Yeah there's a bunch for sale on ebay with the pistol grip. Now what kind of grease should I use?
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2008, 09:05 PM   #15
Senior Member
sonjay is just really nicesonjay is just really nicesonjay is just really nicesonjay is just really nice
 
sonjay's Avatar
Joined: Oct 2008, #9834
Location: Vancouver Island
Gender: Male
Posts: 701
sonjay's Tacoma Gallery
It should give a spec in the manual. I use red or green stuff? Don't get black grease or moly. Other then that most oil companies make good stuff. If it gets cold where you are get a good all season grease.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2008, 09:30 PM   #16
DeeKay21 [OP] DeeKay21 is offline
Lieutenant Dan.
DeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
DeeKay21's Avatar
Firefighter: Lieutenant
Joined: Nov 2008, #10651
Location: Nevada/Utah
Gender: Guy
Posts: 13,975
DeeKay21's Tacoma Gallery
Question

Quote:
Originally Posted by sonjay View Post
It should give a spec in the manual. I use red or green stuff? Don't get black grease or moly. Other then that most oil companies make good stuff. If it gets cold where you are get a good all season grease.
I see a lot of lithium grease. Will that be okay?
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2008, 09:36 PM   #17
Senior Member
06TRDsport is one of the sharper tools in the shed06TRDsport is one of the sharper tools in the shed06TRDsport is one of the sharper tools in the shed06TRDsport is one of the sharper tools in the shed06TRDsport is one of the sharper tools in the shed06TRDsport is one of the sharper tools in the shed06TRDsport is one of the sharper tools in the shed06TRDsport is one of the sharper tools in the shed06TRDsport is one of the sharper tools in the shed06TRDsport is one of the sharper tools in the shed06TRDsport is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
06TRDsport's Avatar
Name: Chris
Joined: Sep 2006, #30
Location: Bend, OR
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Posts: 358
06TRDsport's Tacoma Gallery
I would stay away from lithium grease for u-joints. If its warm where you are use a GL1 or if its cold use a GL2 spec grease. Also you don't need to spend the money on synthetic grease for u-joints, a petroleum base will do.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2008, 09:41 PM   #18
DeeKay21 [OP] DeeKay21 is offline
Lieutenant Dan.
DeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
DeeKay21's Avatar
Firefighter: Lieutenant
Joined: Nov 2008, #10651
Location: Nevada/Utah
Gender: Guy
Posts: 13,975
DeeKay21's Tacoma Gallery
Question

Quote:
Originally Posted by 06TRDsport View Post
I would stay away from lithium grease for u-joints. If its warm where you are use a GL1 or if its cold use a GL2 spec grease. Also you don't need to spend the money on synthetic grease for u-joints, a petroleum base will do.
Yeah its super cold right now where I live! Its like 10 degrees out right now!!! So if I get GL2 grease for the cold, should I re-grease with GL1 in the summer time? Also, what is GL1 and GL2?
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2008, 11:50 PM   #19
Senior Member
bryan83taco is on a distinguished road
Army: SSG, HSC 3/7 SFG (A)
Joined: Jun 2008, #7321
Location: Cresview, FL
Gender: Male
Posts: 122
bryan83taco's Tacoma Gallery
I need to get this done soon myself
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2008, 09:32 AM   #20
Senior Member
papabear050 will become famous soon enough
Joined: Sep 2008, #9594
Posts: 333
papabear050's Tacoma Gallery
Is there 5 or 8 zerk fittings total for a Double Cab, anyone know?

Aren't you supposed to use Moly for the U joints and a different grease for the rest.

I'm slightly confused on this subject.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Products Discussed in this Thread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Propeller shaft? jward Technical Chat 3 02-05-2012 09:35 AM
Toyota Recalls Tacoma Trucks over Propeller Shaft surfsupl Off-Topic Discussion 13 02-16-2010 05:43 AM
2010 Tacoma Recall for Front Propeller Shaft RogueLeader 2nd Gen. Tacomas 1 02-12-2010 10:36 PM
Drive ("propeller") shaft grease question Beau02 1st Gen. Tacomas 4 11-15-2009 06:55 PM
2007 4x4 propeller shaft prob jhodge83 2nd Gen. Tacomas 3 08-09-2007 10:01 AM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.